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College of Public Affairs

Ting Zhang


Ting Zhang

assistant professor
School of Public and International Affairs


Contact Information:

Phone: 410.837.6551

Ph.D., George Mason University
M.S., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.A., East China Normal University
Ting Zhang's C.V.


Ting Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Affairs, an Associate Director of the Jacob France Institute, and a Faculty Fellow at Schaefer Center for Public Policy of University of Baltimore.  Dr. Zhang’s research interests include entrepreneurship and aging, workforce development, education and labor, welfare-to-work, business and employment dynamics, and regional economy. Dr. Zhang is a published author of multiple books and a number of academic journal articles. She is a referee for multiple renowned academic journals. Her book Elderly Entrepreneurship in an Aging Economy: It's Never Too Late was favorably reviewed by The Gerontologist.  In 2013, she gave an invited speech at the National Press Club. Dr. Zhang’s research was quoted by Time magazine, the Bloomberg Businessweek, Newswise, and the Baltimore Sun, and she wasinterviewed by the NPR-WEAA station.  She was previously a winner of the national Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Award, finalist title in the international Charles Tiebout Prize for Regional Science, US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Research Fellowship Award, Public Policy Paper Competition by Virginia Department of Transportation, and several other research awards. She previously conducted research at George Mason University, the World Bank, the Urban Institute, and the Council of Graduate Schools, and taught at UMBC.